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Niyati Cafe

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Behind Rashmi Guest House, Varanasi 221001, India
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Niyati Cafe is small, it seats 12. But those 12 who get seated are in for some great tasty food. We had Paneer Butter Masala, Aloo Brinjal with garlic naan and chapati. All really well prepared, medium to hot on the spices and delicious. This place is friendly and welcoming. Be prepared to write your own order while the owner/waiter/chef... More 

Thank Gary W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I usually do not write reviews for any restaurants but after our amazing dinner at Niyati Cafe I feel this place needs more recognition. The place is clean and the food is outstanding. We tried the special thali which was enough for one person costs about INR 175. Being Indian I can confidently say that this place serves the best... More 

Thank Ringo B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely. Very basic venue and excellent food, excellent prices. Would absolutely come here again.

Thank HappydaysThailand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Good food for western preferences. Could be more flavoursome but plenty of choices. Good value for money.

Thank Terry S
Stuttgart, Germany
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Nice food, nice place, very friendly and attentive service. We came here twice when we were in Varanasi. We can totally recommend it.

Thank Liebery
Box Hill, Australia
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93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and lovely staff. We had a great meal and Gulab Jamon for dessert. Only 4 tables so when we were there all tables were full. Highly recommend.

Thank Marcia B
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We ate here 3 times during our stay in Varanasi (3 days). During our first visit we met another traveler who said he liked this restaurant better than most others he had tried, and that, unfortunately, his wife was at home sick because of somewhere else they had eaten. The food was so delicious we pretty much ordered everything on... More 

Thank Jenn I
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Tiny local restaurant with absolutely amazing dishes! Best thali! Great value for money - dinner for 2 was about 300 rupees! And very nice owner serving the dishes! Worth of visiting!

Thank Mariya K
Kathmandu, Nepal
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Many thanks to Ravi for providing me wonderful service and delicious food. When I travel if I find a good feed I will return again and again to support a local business and it was a pleasure to enjoy many thalis with Ravi.

Thank waynearthur8
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Went here last night and the food was delicious! Butter paneer masala one of the best masalas I've had. Also ghobi delicious and the guy serving us (the owner I think) could not have been nicer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Behind Rashmi Guest House, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?